What we do


We are a consultancy business, working in the mining sector. Our clients comprise mining and mining-service companies. 

CONSULTANCY WORK

Our consultancy work for clients ranges from providing strategic advice, to analysis of market trends and assistance with specific market opportunities. We follow closely mining developments both in Australia and overseas. 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

For mining-service companies, we also offer specific information programs. 

For example, between March and June 2018, we are building-up a package of reports on 50 key Australian mining projects overseasThese are projects driven from Australia, involving an Australian mining company and (in most cases) an Australian engineering consultant. 

Our reports open up a world beyond Australia that is accessible to Australian mining-service companies and offers attractive expansion opportunities to them. 

In addition, our mining database lists all operating mines in Australia and gives details of the key people involved in them (e.g. mining managers, processing managers, maintenance superintendents, procurement personnel). 

Further information

For further information on our services, please contact us at melbourne@resourcesmonitor.com.au, or 0411 478307 (national) or +61 411 478307 (international). 

 

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Mining Notes


ASIA-PACIFIC: MAJOR MINING PROJECTS
9 May 2018


The Asia-Pacific region looms large as a market for Australian minerals, notably iron-ore
and coal. But as the focus of Australian mining investment, it does not loom as large as Africa and (over the past decade) Latin America.  


However, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea have always been important to Australian mining companies, while Mongolia has grown in importance in recent years. Here are four major projects in the Asia-Pacific region, driven (in whole or part) by Australian companies.  

PROJECT

MINING COMPANY

COMMENTS

 

Oyu Tolgoi (Stage 2)

Mongolia

 

Copper, gold

US$5.3 bn

 

Turquoise Hill Resources (controlled by Rio Tinto),

Ulaanbaatar and Brisbane

 

Web: ot.mn

Web: riotinto.com (see Our Business, Copper and Diamonds)

 

 

Stage 1, which is open cut, is in production. Stage 2, which is underground, is under construction, with first production expected in 2020.

 

Jacobs is the main engineering consultant, operating from Ulaanbaatar (the capital of Mongolia) and Brisbane.

Wafi-Golpu

Papua New Guinea

 

Copper, gold

US$2.3 bn

Morobe Mining (comprising Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold Mining), Brisbane

 

Web: wafigolpujv.com

A planned underground mine. With its remote location, significant infrastructure will be required. Stage 1 construction may commence in 2019.

 

The results of a feasibility study – led by WorleyParsons in Johannesburg - were released in March 2018.

 

KSK

Indonesia

 

Copper

US$160 mn

 

Asiamet Resources, Melbourne

 

Web: asiametresources.com (see Projects)

A planned open-cut mine, to produce copper metal. Annual production will average 20,000 tonnes, for eight years.

 

Consultants working on the project include Ausenco, Brisbane (ausenco.com) and Virtual Consulting International, Perth (govci.com).

 

Awak Mas

Indonesia

 

Gold

US$150 mn

 

Nusantara Resources, Perth

 

Web: nusantararesources.com

An open-cut gold mine, to produce at least 100,000 ounces per year. A feasibility study is to be completed in Q3 2018.

 

Consultants include Minnovo, Perth and PT Resindo Resources, Jakarta.